Meet the Staff

Allison White

Allison White

Major: MARB

Graduation: 2014, May

Allison White is a senior Marine Biology/Marine Fisheries double degree student. She specializes in scientific writing and has the most experience with research, lab reports, and scientific papers. After graduating in May, Allison hopes to enter a Master’s program in fisheries research and publish research articles of her own.

Allison is from Carlsbad, NM. She was a member of her high school’s English team for seven years, during which she competed in state-wide writing-based competitions. Her hobbies include reading, various art forms, SCUBA, kayaking, and caving. Allison’s lifelong dreams include caving in the Lechuguilla system outside of her hometown and going down into the Mariana Trench in a submersible.

Ashley Marmottin

Ashley Marmottin

Major: MARB

Graduation: 2014, December

Ashley Marmottin is a senior majoring in Marine Biology. She is pursuing two minors, in English and Diving, and plans on graduating in December of 2014. Future plans include graduate school to study Tropical Marine Ecology. Ashley began working as a Writing Consultant in August 2012 after completion of a Technical Writing course. She enjoys her job of assisting students in improving their writing techniques so they can leave the lab with a greater knowledge and set of writing skills than when they entered. When she is not in the Writing Lab, Ashley can be found in the pool working as a Dive Master for various SCUBA labs on campus.

Bryant Badeaux

Bryant Badeaux

Major: MART

Graduation:  2016, May

Bryant Badeaux is a sophomore cadet majoring in Marine Transportation at the Texas Maritime Academy. He is originally from Covington, Louisiana, where he graduated from Saint Paul’s School. Bryant has always loved reading, writing, and using the English language. Bryant joined the writing lab staff at the beginning of the 2013 fall semester. His specialties include English papers, and papers that are related to the Maritime industry. Bryant is expected to take his third mate’s license exam and graduate in May of 2016.

Courtney Tyler

Courtney Tyler

Major: MARA

Graduation: 2014, May

I’m Courtney! I am graduating in May with a MARA degree. I have taken every writing intensive course MARA offers and consider myself an expert in APA format, port operations, technical writing, and marketing are a few of the topics I specialize in. I worked in the library before moving to the Writing Lab in the spring of 2014. I have extensive knowledge in research material including databases, journals, and interlibrary loan. In my spare time I love to be outdoors with my dog, Chuck, or in the pool swimming laps. I also have a cat, Mr. Kitty, who is the love of my life. I am addicted to Netflix and can spend hours of my life watching television series. I plan on competing in the United States Life Saving Nationals with Galveston Island Beach Patrol this summer. I love my life and wear pink on Wednesdays.

Davis Schneider

Davis Schneider

Major: MARA

Graduation: 2015, May

Howdy Ags! My name is Davis Schneider, most of you probably know me as neon hat guy. I am a MARA major and have taken many writing intensive classes. I can help with most anything you might bring me, but to make everyone's lives easier please bring the requirements for papers when you come in. Also if you feel like it will be a lot of work, feel free to bring some snacks or coffee for me. If its an easy paper, bring coffee anyway. Anyway come on by if you have any questions, but if you don't have coffee then I might pass you on to someone else.

Joe Herrmann

Joe Herrmann

Major: MARB

Graduation: 2015, May

Joseph Herrmann is a Junior in the Marine Biology program. He is very easy to talk to, and provides constructive feedback. He has always enjoyed writing and loves the small size of A&M here in Galveston. Joseph grew up in St. Louis, Missouri and after graduating, moved to Montana to study psychology at the University of Montana. He took a sabbatical after two years and moved to Texas in January 2008 to accept a job offer from The Jesse Tree, which is a social service agency here in Galveston. The job was only supposed to last a year, but Hurricane Ike came and interrupted everyone’s plans, including his.

Joseph saw a need for good psychiatrists after struggling to find adequate psychiatric care for several mentally ill clients, and in 2010 decided he would go to medical school. The MARB program at A&M satisfies all the prerequisites for medical school, and so in 2011, Joseph began at Texas A&M at Galveston.

Joe Pessa

Joe Pessa

Major: Marine Administration and Logistics, License Option

Graduation: Summer, 2015

Joe was born in Weymouth, Massachusetts, on Boston’s “South Shore”. Before coming to TAMUG he studied English and Art, and also played ice hockey, as an undergraduate at Bridgewater State University. In addition to writing, he enjoys painting, drawing, and virtually all other mediums of art. After graduation Joe intends to work as a Merchant Marine for several years before returning to Boston to work in shore-side management and coach high school hockey.

 Writing Specialties: essay structure, organization, creativity, English and Marine Transportation related essays.

Melissa D'Amore

Melissa D’Amore

Major: MARB

Graduation: 2014, May

My name is Melissa D’Amore, and I am a Senior in the Marine Biology program. Throughout my studies at TAMUG, I have developed research and writing specialties in APA formatting, scientific reports and primary research papers in light of MARB writing intensive courses. These courses provide over 20 credit hours of writing-based curriculum.  I am applying this experience to producing an undergraduate thesis and am familiar with all marine biology databases offered to TAMUG students.

 I grew up in Austin, Texas, and I to go hiking, running, scuba diving, and yoga, occasionally. In my spare time, I raise money for cancer research and promote public health through Color Cancer, an organization in Austin, Texas. “Make no little plans, they have no magic to stir men’s blood and will not be realized. Make big plans; aim high in hope and work, remembering that a noble and logical plan never dies, but long after we are gone will be a living thing.”-Daniel Burnham

                  Tiffany Woodcock

Tiffany Woodcock

Major: MART

Graduation: 2016, May

Tiffany Woodcock is a senior writing consultant at the Texas A&M Writing Lab. She has been involved in the ins and outs of the writing lab since August of 2012. Tiffany is a cadet in the Maritime Academy and is a graduate student in the Maritime Administration and Logistics Masters program. She is originally from Mississippi and has previously received a Master’s degree in Clinical Psychology and a Bachelor degree in Psychology from Mississippi State University. Tiffany has written extensively throughout the progression of her collegiate career and enjoys helping her peers develop their writing styles. Prior to attending college at Texas A&M Tiffany worked as a behavioral specialist in the mental health field. Specialties include: APA and MLA writing styles, maritime related classes, research, and resume development.